Mostly Sunny & Mild – Rain Moves In Sunday
While the Northeast is digging out of the snow this morning, the Tennessee Valley will experience a dry and mostly sunny day. Morning lows this morning were mainly in the low to mid 30s and with a northeasterly breeze, it felt like it was in the 20s in most communities. Check out the gorgeous view with our Athens State University Camera this morning!
Despite the chilly start, temperatures will warm quickly and highs will reach into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. Clouds will move into western areas by late this afternoon and overspread the Tennessee Valley overnight. A few spotty showers will be possible Sunday morning, before becoming widespread by the afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches the region. The cold front will move through overnight into Monday morning, with some pockets of heavy rain and a thunderstorms possible, but no severe weather is expected.
The cold front will move south of the Tennessee Valley Monday morning and stall over central Alabama, keeping rain chances in the forecast through Wednesday before the system finally moves out. Rainfall totals Sunday-Wednesday will likely range between 1-3″, with higher amounts possible, especially south of the Tennessee River, where they could near 4+”. Below is the Hydrometeorological Prediction Center 5 Day Precipitation Forecast showing rainfall totals through Thursday morning.
There may be a brief rain/snow mix, or brief changeover to snow as cold air moves in Wednesday, but no accumulations are expected.
– Jennifer Watson
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